Thursday, November 22, 2012

New Blog

I have moved this blog over to tumblr.  The new address is  If you'd like to continue following this blog then that is the place to go.  Thank you everyone for giving this blog the time of day for the last few years.


Friday, September 14, 2012

New Website

I have a new website up, here it is:

This blog will come down soon, disappearing into the annals of cyberspace.  Until then, enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Storage Platform Bed with Night Stands from zebra and rosewood

I built this set for my friend and photographer extraordinaire Matt Wignall.  He wanted a bed with storage but suggested the sliding door approach (as opposed to drawers).  He wanted me to use rosewood, and I thought of the zebra wood accent, which gave it a cool jungle vibe.  He took all of the photos, and his friend Neil provided the house, the quilt, chair, books, etc.

Friday, June 8, 2012

San Francisco

My wife, daughter, and myself recently ventured up to San Francisco to deliver furniture to four different homes in the city. We met some great people, ate great food and got some great exercise walking all over the city.
In the interest of full disclosure, I did not build this night stand, but I love the way it looks with this bed, which I did build.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Margrethe aka Danish Modern Style Bed Version 3.0 with Storage

This is the same design as before, but the headboard is about 5 inches wider and extends lower, so that there is no gap between the mattress and the headboard. This is because the particular client in question was worried about pillows slipping through said gap. Even though my wife and I have never experienced this problem, I get this request quite often, so I figured I should have an option for those with allusive pillows.

The other addition is the storage, which is the same design I've used before (two long, floating drawers that slide to both sides) but this is the first time I've used it with this bed design.

I'm calling this the Margrethe because, in a previous post, I asked for name suggestions, and someone named Else suggested I name it after the Queen of Denmark. Done!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

3 Recent Beds

I've been building a lot of beds lately, and mostly failing to take any good pictures. Here are three of the beds I've built lately with my poorly staged photography.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Danish Modern Style Bed Version 2.0

I revised the design from before, bringing the headboard out flush with the back of the bed, and echoing the soft curve of the front legs with the back legs (if that makes sense). I built this out of walnut. I sold it to a couple who lives in a rad home up on a cliff in Silverlake- we had to haul it up about 100 steps to get to the house! I'm stoked on where it ended up though, it's a great home and great people.
p.s. I want to start coming up with names for these original designs, but I haven't been able to think of anything yet. Submissions are welcome!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wall Unit/Record Case

I built a sweet wall unit for our condo, but it never really fit anywhere in our new home. Thankfully, a couple came over one day and saw it and wanted it, so it's in a new home now. This freed me up to build one that fit perfectly where we wanted it. It's built from pecan/hickory plywood, and I left the plywood edge exposed.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Outdoor Bench

We tore down an enormous brick fireplace and replaced it with this bench that we designed and I built. Jana (my wife) had the idea to plant the succulents underneath, which will look amazing when they grow in fully. We had our first outdoor party with it a few nights ago with some friends and a fire and it was fantastic!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Danish Modern Style Bed

This is a new bed design I dreamed up and decided to build. It's built from jatoba (a.k.a. Brazillian cherry), rosewood and maple.